LET US #PRSNT YOU THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE EVER...
MID APRIL 2020
Can someone please explain where this magical place is located?
Yes, Lofoten is located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle in Nordland, Norway. These collection of islands are known for it´s distinctive scenery of many contrasts, with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea, white sandy beaches and untouched lands.
7 NIGHTS & 6 DAYS GUIDED ADVENTURES
YOUR NEXT EPIC, MINDFUL ADVENTURE STARTS HERE
1. What are my payment options? Can I do a payment plan?
Yes! We accept multiple payment gateways. If you sign up directly on our page we accept many forms of credit card and a payment plan split into 3 pieces. You can also do a wire transfer directly with Lofoten Lodge to minimize some transaction fees. If you are not Norwegian you must account for the wiring fees from Transferwise. :) Wires preferred to be done in one payment, but can be done in 2 pieces: 1/2 deposit, and other 1/2 completed payment by Feb 1st, 2018.
2. I need to rent some gear, can I?
Yes! When you register, there will be a questionnaire and you can select the items you need to rent and give us your sizing. The northern alpine guides rent out backcountry packs with probe, shovels, beacons, touring ski + skins, etc. We are working on splitboard rental options and are taking requests there, so we know your sizing and we know how many people to accommodate.
3. Is there a shuttle to the lodge?
Yes, we arrange pickups from Svolvaer Airport. The cheapest flights fly into Evenes Airport and they do daily shuttles to Svolvaer. *fee unknown
4. Can I link up with other campers and cut my costs?
Yes! When you sign up, you are invited to a private facebook and can coordinate traveling together.
5. Can I get a discount if I come with a friend?
Yes! We have cabin of 4 ladies discounted if you all come and play.
6. I am not sure if my skill level is high enough. Also, I don't really know how to surf, can I still try with the group?
Yes! Everyone will be in groups of their level for both the daily expeditions and surfing. We will have surf instructors and mountain guides for rock climbing and touring. You must be able to navigate yourself with basic speed and confidence down medium to expert terrain slopes to ensure safety and ease of travel for your groups. You do not need to have backcountry experience, but must be able to follow the lead of your guide to keep you safe, so you can focus on the fun from there.
7. I am coming alone, is that normal?
Absolutely! The majority of our campers fly solo, but they leave with some sincerely awesome new sisters.
8. What other costs do I need to be prepared for?
Flight or driving costs, shuttle to Svolvaer Airport, and any rental gear.
9. Whats the cheapest way to get there?
We suggest Norwegian Air for the most competitive international prices!
Ex. Prices as low as $159 oneway LAX -> OSLO before luggage fees :)
Evenes/Harstad/Narvik will be your cheapest flight option that is only a few hours from the Lofoten Lodge. Flights around $109 one way from Oslo Airport with 2 shuttles to Svolvaer Airport daily. Svolvaer Airport direct will be the most convenient awesome option, but SAS Airlines will have to be your carrier then.
FROM THE PEAKS TO THE BEACH - EXPERIENCE ARCTIC SURFING
What?!! I get to meditate, surf in turquoise arctic water & split board with a 360 degree fjord view? Totally, we belive that everybody needs a little yin & yang in their life´s. That is why we mindfully select activities balancing these states of mind. To us, the power is in the PRSNT moment, so we aim to facilitate environments to get you there. A combination of split boarding & back country skiing, outdoor climbing, yoga, meditation, kayaking, arctic surfing, arts & crafts, fjord skinny dipping followed by traditional Norwegian wood sauna, healthy cooking classes & nutrition workshops, stress management seminar, PRSNTFIT functional movement classes and so much more.
LOFOTEN SKI LODGE
So...this kind of sounds like a fairytale...Where will I be staying? We know that getting enough sleep is the key to being your most vibrant, energized self. Since we are aiming to provide you with an extraordinary, blow your mind experience (and make sure you are comfortable) we have partnered with Lofoten Ski Lodge , located and tucked away in its own private fjord in beautiful Kalle (only 20 minute drive from the closest airport Svolvær)
It is worth mentioning that these renovated ROUGH-LUXE traditional fisherman´s cabins, all have fjord views and access to some of Lofotens finest backcountry terrain, straight out of your doorstep.
Okay, Im getting pretty excited. Will I be safe on all these epic adventures? We want you to have the best possible experience, feel safe but also get to push outside your comfort zone. That´s why we have partnered with Northern Alpine Guides , world class mountain guides we stand behind.
But, who are we?
PRSNT MINDFUL, ADVENTURE HOSTS
We are two weirdos and professional snowboarders hailing from opposite sides of the world. We were attracted to each other for the many passions we share, like outdoor adventures, creating community, an urge to protect our natural playgrounds and living mindful, healthy lifestyles. With the tools, knowledge, and experiences we have gained through our careers as professional athletes, we hope to empower people to integrate long-term commitments and intrinsic motivation towards adopting a healthy lifestyle, self-optimization, wellness, happiness and care for our environment.
A central goal for PRSNT ADVENTURE RETREATS is to inspire as many people as possible to spend time in the elemental outdoors, developing a deeper connection to nature, to each other and to themselves. As traveling nomads for over 15 years, we have seen a lot of incredible places on this earth. To give you the adventure of your life, we have invested a lot of time finding "out of this world" locations for our retreats. We have a feeling that Lofoten and it´s dramatic landscape have that extra edge that will give you the adventure you are seeking deeply in your soul...
TELL ME MORE ABOUT WHAT THIS RETREAT INCLUDES
4 DAYS OF BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES, SPLITBOARDING & SKI TOURING. WE WILL EXPLORE NATURAL TERRAIN WITH NORTHERN ALPINE GUIDES & PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDERS KJERSTI BUAAS & CHANELLE SLADICS (3 days Skiing, 1 day Climbing) *Introduction to Split boarding and Ski Touring is available
MORNING/EVENING YOGA & MEDITATION LED BY KJERSTI AND CHANELLE
ALL MEALS INCLUDED. HEALTY, VIBRANT CHEF PREPARED YUMMYNESS EVERYDAY + SUPERFOOD SNACKS AND ACCESS TO TEA LOUNGE
ARCTIC SURF AND SUP AT UNSTAD BEACH (OPTIONAL)
STRESS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
GRATITUDE WELCOME DINNER @ LOFOTEN SKI LODGE
PRSNTFIT FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT CLASSES
INTENTION & GOAL SETTING
TECHNOLOGY REDUCED ENVIRONMENT
WORKSHOPS ON NUTRITION, MEDITATION TECHNIQUES & MINDFULLNESS
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SUP IN THE FJORDS, TRADITIONAL WOODEN SAUNA & almost MIDNIGHT SUN
NEED TIME TO MEDITATE ON THIS...?
Pssst... THESE EPIC GIFTS ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN PRICE!!!
Free access to photos from camp to use on your social media
Goodie Bags filled with amazing products from our partners
Cancellation Policy: No Cancellations, but may transfer ticket to another name for 400 NOK
PROFESSIONAL GUDING SERVICE TO HELP YOU FEEL SAFE AND EXPLORE THE BEST OF LOFOTEN´S BACKCOUNTRY TERRAIN
Northern Alpine Guides is a professional guide service based in Lofoten, Norway with IFMGA certified guides. We offer climbing and ski guiding, courses, tailor made adventures, events and expeditions to private groups and corporations. Our Base Camp in Kalle, Lofoten is an amazing resort from the 1860. This is the perfect venue for mountain people looking for an arctic experience (Lofoten Ski Lodge). Here we run our activity programs, serve top quality food and Lodging all year.
We also run trips in the Alps, Alaska and Nepal were we have many years of experience and local knowledge. If you are just starting to explore the mountains, or an expert, we can take you to the next level. We pride ourself in working with talented and certified guides and partners who are passionate about their job. Choose your favorite trip and join us for an lifetime adventure!